As an Arachnaphobe, beginning my day with a huge spider trapped inside my trousers was a terrifying ordeal. It really happened. I put on my smart work trousers, buttoned and zipped them up and walked across the room. Something tickled my leg and I brushed it and it wriggled a lot more. I guessed it was something inside my trousers so walloped my leg whilst trying simultaneously to unbutton, unzip and remove my trousers. A big fat leg (no, not mine!!) fell on the floor and I was almost too terrified to touch my trousers to see what the leg had been attached to in case it was still alive. Luckily it was definitely dead and crushed. One huge and very dead spider. Eeeeeurgh. Fortunately, the rest of the day was a huge improvement. Not an exciting or happy or thrilling day but one without further incident.
It was actually a very sunny start to the day and I headed to Crussh for a healthy breaky. I had intended to bring my own breakfast in but the incident with the spider wasted too much time. I resisted the latte and had a regular coffee with a small amount of milk and a blueberry breakfast pot. Their breakfast pots are really good. This was a smoothie made with blueberries which they layer between granola, more berries and banana. So it is dairy free and basically just granola and berries. I really enjoyed it. As I walked out of the office for lunch it poured with rain. It was very strange as it was still quite sunny. I was going to get a salad from M&S but the rain was too heavy for a walk so I went over the road to Albion and picked up a sandwich and a yogurt with gooseberry. This was a dreadful diet choice but my goodness it was fantastic. The chicken was roasted and served as a huge chunk with mayo and lettuce. The focaccia was salty with lots of rosemary in it. So a gazillion calories but it tasted wonderful. Supper was quick and easy. I poured some soy sauce in to the tupperware pot, crushed a whole head of garlic and a big chunk of ginger and mixed it with the soy sauce. I added 4 chopped up chicken breasts and left them to marinate while I picked some sweetcorn from the garden and chopped the vegetables. Le voila! About 20 minutes after walking through the door we were sitting down to this and it was really good. Chicken marinated in garlic and ginger with peppers, spinach and mushrooms with a corn on the cob. These were really good too! Naughty but very nice. The last of my birthday treats was a box of mini macaroons which I adore. Wonderful.
The birthday treats are all gone and tomorrow I should be receiving something to help with a rapid weight loss! Guesses on a postcard please